gray·​ish ˈgrā-ish How to pronounce grayish (audio)
: somewhat gray
of a color : low in saturation

Examples of grayish in a Sentence

the black stallion and white mare produced a grayish filly
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Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of grayish was in 1562

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“Grayish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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